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. that prediction from the senate majority leader today after u.s. senators and president obama cut their vacation sure to return to washington. but there is no deal yet and there's a lot of criticism of house members who are still at home, at least until sunday night. jennifer jackson has the latest. >> the senate is back to work as the clock ticks and america gets closer to going over the fiscal cliff. president obama has also returned to washington. house members are still home for the holidays peeping >> i cannot imagine their consciences, wherever they are around the country. we are trying to get something done. >> harry reid is blaming house speaker john boehner for the stalemate and predicts new deal will happen before the end of the year. house republicans have rejected any compromise where the wealthiest americans no longer get a tax cut. others are still optimistic. >> these deals come together at the last minute. to paraphrase ronald reagan, there has got to be a pony here someplace. >> i would urge the speaker of the house to call is back in session, to do what america expects us to do
could lose them. that brings us to consequence no. 5, the u.s. economy. as markets react, the cbo forecasts a slowdown in economic growth and a skyrocketing unemployment rate that could reach 9.1% by year's end. in other words, we head towards another recession. that prediction according to economist and head of the federal reserve, who are originally. the term of fiscal cliff to describe this doomsday scenario. >> they with us as we continue to monitor the negotiations on air and on line. we'll have all the late breaking coverage that you need. we also have a special project economy section on the website that explains the situation in greater detail. just go to wbaltv.com. >> here in baltimore, people are gathering down the inner harbor for the area's largest new year's eve fireworks display. we are all over this new year's eve spectacular. a bird's-eye view of traffic into the inner harbor and the festivities from the air. sarah has more on all the excitement that is building. but there is a lot of excitement here downtown as we prepare to countdown to 2013. in just a couple of
at the port. they handle 40% of all u.s. container cargo. major steps have been made toward resolving the ongoing dispute. >> believe it or not, the holiday season is still in full swing. if you're looking for ways to stay in the christmas spirit, there is one place sure to spread cheer. one man's home has become an annual yuletide exhibit, but this display may truly encompass the real meaning of the season. jennifer franciotti has the details. ♪ >> the lights are exquisite. more than 45,000 of them blinking in unison since november 27th complete with holiday carroll's, the star of david, and several christmas trees. he spent more than 50 hours. together his home for the holiday season and they have been looking forward to his nontraditional display for years, it is are actually part of a massive effort for charity. >> i do it to raise awareness for casa, a court-appointed special advocates for foster children. >> a volunteer with casa, he has shared this for the third consecutive year. he has raised over $2,000 so far and organization officials promised to put it to good use. >> it
. senators pleaded once again with the fema director for help. >> people woke up to this headline "u.s. denies aid to storm victims." this is the picture. >> the senator speaks wednesday at a sub committee on capitol hill expressing sadness and disbelief that fema denied the state's request for individual assistance for residents affected by superstorm sandy. also in attended was another senator who pointed out why the state was spared 30 inches of snow still fell and areas around the crab capitol were destroyed by flooding. >> if you live in parts of maryland you are suffering as much as any community in this storm. >> both the governor and fema director have pledged to appeal the denial, has expressed outrage saying "i cannot remember a public policy decision that more deeply grieves me than the denial of individual assistance aid to families, homes, easy businesses. as one of maryland's poorest counties they need the help that these funds will provide." fema will still provide funds to the state that will help repair public structures such as roads. back on capitol hill the direct
on a liquid diet. doctors are still try to figure out the cause of the fever. he is 88. the oldest living u.s. presidents. >> people in southern alabama are cleaning up after or -- a tornado touched down christmas day. numerous homes were damaged or destroyed and several roads are covering -- are covered with debris. forecasters say the tornado was part of a line of severe storms that swept across the southeast. there have not been any reports of the injury or fatalities. >> your favorite cooking dishes may be a hazard. >> a doubt of every 10 americans homes experience incidents of glass coke were failing including pyrex product. >> i look at the weather from across the country. >> our storm will be winding down. we have another one in the seven-day forecast. here's a look outside. 37 at the airport. weather is next. >> a old were city father says he accidentally dropped his son. police say he killed his son. new developments involving a grand jury. beep-bop-boop-bop boop-beep. [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. >> 'tis the season fo
. with the sandy hook tragedy, the second worst mass shooting in u.s. history, we're no stranger to that kind of violence in maryland. you may be surprised by the next report. >> you can help a military family stay in a hotel like this for free. i will explain, coming up. >> touched by the tragedy at sandy hook elementary, many people are showing their support with simple and touching acts of kindness. family members who could not attend the monday night's funeral ogpu noah pozner, were able to send letters. and it is that pay if forward spirit after dan curry -- ann curry spoke of acts of kindness and painted for. >> and match and if everyone did to an act of kindness for those children. >> may we focus our energy on those taken from us and let their memories inspired us to do good. may we work toward bettering our communities. we would like to know how people across the baltimore area and maryland are stepping up. if you have witnessed or been the recipient of any random acts of kindness, tell us about it. head to our website -- wbaltv.com. you can tell us your story. >> a lot of people can
of the u.s. it is used to create multi dess vaccines and it can allow for more children to be vaccinated. we all know how important pap tests are to screen for cervical cancer. davitt happens to you is natural to think what is next. what can you expect if you get an abnormal test? ony bay had a test she was not prepared. >> i was -- it was always in the back of my mind that something could be wrong. >> women should not panic. abnormal results are very common. >> sometimes it is a mild inflation. other times it is the human papilloma virus that is causing the abnormal pap and that does cause several cancer but most of the time it does not go on to become cervical cancer. >> doctors use a culposcope. it is a microscope. what would happen is i would look at your service under the microscope under regular white and green light and with the vinegar on and we take a look. so -- a pinch. >> everything looks great. >> i will keep going to get my pap tests so we can keep an eye on it but everything will be fine. >> a cloudy, grey foggy afternoon. this is an unusually mild day. the low was above
at the lighting at >> it is official. there are somewhere in the u.s. that you can purchase marijuana legally for recreational use. >> washington state is going down in history for the first state to approve the marijuana milestone. but there is a lot of questions about how to buy it and where? chris clackum has details. >> when the clock struck midnight in seattle on thursday 100 or so pot lovers gather to it light up. recreational use of marijuana is now legal after voters approved the measure on november . >> washington voters were very ready for a new approach to marijuana. >> a new approach that led to adults over 21 to posses over an ounce of pot and use it but only in private. which meant the midnight celebration was, in fact, illegal. the new law conflicts with a federal ban on marijuana. it didn't tell police how to enforce it and lacks spisks on how to regular late producers. >> there is a major problem that has to be work out quickly. >> officials say they are plowing forward because prohibition got expensive. the state spent $1 million a year prosecutors offenders. >> this is one
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